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What My Father Taught Me - Celeb Edition

Father’s Day - the day we tip our hats to our dads and reflect on the wisdom and life experience that they’ve shared with us. Below we’ve included five quotes from celebrities echoing the life lessons they’ve learned from their dads.

Gwyneth Paltrow

“I grew up with the benefit of a great education and a beautiful house, but my father always said: ‘The day you leave, that’s it. You’re not getting anything,’” she said. “He stuck to it. He was so hardcore about me making my own way.” “I’ve earned everything myself, and I’ve never taken any money from anyone – my father really pounded that into me, so I got the message.”

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie Father's Day Quote
“My father told me fame is fame, it’s going to go up and it’s going to go down,” Nicole said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. “You’re going to get good reactions, bad reactions. That cannot be part of who you are. You have to let it live over here.”

Hugh Jackman
(Huffington Post)

Hugh Jackmon father lesson quote
"Education. He preached education. And passion, like find whatever you're good at then do everything you can to learn every bit of it, and don't go out into the world until you've studied."

Enrique Iglesias

“His favorite word was always discipline. He would always say that if you don’t have discipline you won’t get anywhere and I think he is 100 percent right. To be successful there are sacrifices that you have to pay. It does not come easy.”

Mayim Bialik

“He taught me a lot of lessons. My dad had a really big personality, and he was a really gracious person. I don’t know if it’s a lesson in particular but it was a way that he was. He wasn’t afraid to let his big personality show, and sometimes that was a good thing and sometimes it was a bad thing. But when he walked into a room you knew it. That’s a powerful lesson, to see the presence of a person.”

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